2013 and beyond
It's pretty simple: the most birds seen or heard from one's yard during 2013 will be the "winner". Want in? O.k....then do it despite that.
2013 promises to be a lot less mean but still a carbon-free birding competition, even if slightly less exciting than a MEGA x EPIC hybrid.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Still a few left...
Had fleeting looks at what appeared to have possibly been a Yellow-throated Warbler (!) in the thicket above the water feature. A bolt outside for a better look revealed nothing but silence in the now well-leafed out oaks. So, I resorted to the trusty iPod recording of a Black-capped Chickadee relentlessly mobbing a Northern Pygmy-Owl, interspersed with the song of an Eastern Screech-Owl to see if I could lure it down with the local chickadees. To my surprise, it worked, and the bird, while special, turned out to me a bit more mundane than my hopes for it had been: